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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
View Wesley's Notes for Revelation 20:5
20:5 The rest of the dead lived not till the thousand years - Mentioned, verse #4|. Were ended - The thousand years during which Satan is bound both begin and end much sooner. The small time, and the second thousand years, begin at the same point, immediately after the first thousand. But neither the beginning of the first nor of the second thousand will be known to the men upon earth, as both the imprisonment of Satan and his loosing are transacted in the invisible world. By observing these two distinct thousand years, many difficulties are avoided. There is room enough for the fulfilling of all the prophecies, and those which before seemed to clash are reconciled; particularly those which speak, on the one hand, of a most flourishing state of the church as yet to come; and, on the other, of the fatal security of men in the last days of the world.
View People's Bible Notes for Revelation 20:5
Re 20:5 But the rest of the dead lived not. If "the souls of the martyrs" live again spiritually and morally upon the earth in the millennial period, as I have explained, then this statement is to be explained in harmony (see PNT "Re 20:4"). The rest of the "dead lived not" until the thousand years were finished. Until the end of the thousand years. The sublime faith of the martyrs pervades the saints during this period, and other men, wicked or less noble, sleep in silence, unseen and unknown, without influence upon the earth, until the millennial period is ended. They have no part of the first resurrection, of the spirits of the martyrs.
Ranman's comment on 2011-08-27 17:23:53:
Don's comment is correct and incorrect. He is correct about the addition in the first part of v.5--the rest of the dead are resurrected at the beginning of the 1000 year reign of Christ.
His comment regarding there being no 1000 years in the future, because it has already happened, is incorrect. The 1000 year reign of Christ is marked by:
1. Beast of Rev 13 being cast into Lake of Fire (Rev 19:20; Dan 7:11)
2. 1st Resurrection of believing Saints (Dan 12:2-3; 1 Cor 15:50-55; 1 Thes 4:13-17; etc...)
3. satan being put in prison (Rev 20:1-3; Isa 24:21-22)
4. Saints judging during 1000 years (Rev 20:4-6; Ps 149)
These are but a few examples of Scripture that say otherwise.
Send Him back soon, Father.
don's comment on 2010-11-30 08:02:12:
the first part of the verse is added and the 1000 years took place after christ was crucified
there is no 1000 years to come
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